Offen is a fair, open and self hosted web analytics tool that treats operators and users as equal parties.
12 Dec 2019, Hendrik Niefeld
Episode One — Laying the foundation for fair web analytics
Milestone 1 is completed. This is what we've achieved in the last six weeks.
Extension through middleware
We have further refined the existing application architecture to make it more robust and accessible to both contributors and people who want to build upon Offen. As a developer, you can transparently control additional behavior by adding or removing middleware.
Easy to test drive
Download a single binary file and run it on your local computer to get an Offen instance up and running immediately. At the moment this setup only supports Linux. Windows and MacOS will follow soon.
Develop without complex setup
Docker and Docker-Compose are the only hard requirement for you to develop Offen. We have successfully tested this setup under Linux, Windows and MacOS. Head over to our wiki for instructions how to get the setup up and running.
Lightweight and accessible interfaces
Ready to localize
You can now localize all user-related content in server- and client-side applications. At the moment English is the only supported locale, but we would be happy to add more locales soon. Contributors wanted after milestone 3 is completed.
Get in touch
Read the docs
No reverse proxy required
We have further hardened and improved the HTTP server that Offen exposes. If you want to, you can already expose this server to the Internet without having to run a reverse proxy in front of it.
Episode Two — Collecting data securely will feature user opt-in, userland cryptography, meaningful statistics and much more. We'll be right back.
Interested in the details? Want to get your hands dirty? Head over to our GitHub repo.
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